STC Board Elections Voting Starts Today

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Vote Now through 18 March

The 2022 STC election starts today, 7 March. Voting runs through 18 March at 5:00 PM EDT. You are eligible to vote if you paid your dues by 31 January of the election year. All eligible members will receive an email from STC@intelliscaninc.net with your username (your STC member number) and password to vote.

The 2022 STC election Slate

President
Aiessa Moyna will automatically succeed from the office of Vice President.
Vice President (1 candidate for one position; three-year commitment)
Timothy Esposito
Secretary (2 candidates for one position; two-year term)
Li-At Rathbun
Paula Robertson
Treasurer (two-year term)
No elections for treasurer this year
Director (2 candidates for two positions; two-year term)
Lori Meyer
Danielle Villegas
Nominating Committee (3 candidates for two positions; two-year term)
Shayla Corprew
Kylie Jacobsen
Mirhonda Studevant

Want to know more about the candidates before you vote? Visit the STC Election Candidates page.

Send any questions about the elections to stc@stc.org. Remember, voting ends at 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, 18 March. Make sure your voice is heard in the 2022 STC Election.


The 2021-2022 Chapter Administrative Council

We are pleased to announce the results from the elections for the 2021-2022 Administrative Council. The following members will be leading the chapter this year:

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Tavia Record
President: Tavia Record
Global MasterClass Series manager,
Email: chapter president
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Adam Bradley
First Vice President Adam Bradley
Mentor Program manager, Email: first vice president
mentoring program manager
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Allison Gisinger
Second Vice President: Allison Gisinger
Membership manager, First Friday Lunches manager
Email: second vice president
Email: chapter membership manager
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Maeve Wiegand
Secretary: Maeve Wiegand
maintains Administrative Council minutes and records, Communications manager, Website Assistant
Email: chapter secretary
Email: communications manager
Email: website team assistent
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Annette Reilly
Treasurer: Annette Reilly
Finance Committee manager
Email: chapter treasurer
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Viqui Dill
Director-at-Large: Viqui Dill
Social Media manager
Email: social media manager
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Cynthia A. Lockley
Director-at-Large: Cynthia A. Lockley
Website Team manager, Bylaws Committee manager, Competition Committee member, Publicity Committee member, stationary designer
Email: website team manager
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Tavia Record
Immediate Past President: Tavia Record
Volunteers committee manager
Email: immediate past president
volunteers manager

The Chapter Officers page has live links to their biographies and their chapter contact address. Check it out and get to know your admin council. Chapter committee managers work with the elected officers as members of the Extended Administrative Council.

Volunteer on a Committee or Two

Some of the new officers have taken on managing a chapter committee. We have many openings for serving on the chapter committees and opportunities to become part of the chapter leadership, learn new skills, share your expertise, show your stuff, learn more about STC and how the chapter operates. Bring us your ideas. See the Chapter Committees page.

Please review the committee openings. Click on a position title to find out what is involved for helping with that role. Some are small tasks and may be only a one-time effort—you may want to volunteer for more than one. That’s great. The more roles we can get filled, the smoother the chapter will operate. We like volunteers. We reward you for your efforts in various ways (such as a certificate of appreciation, a free attendance for working an event, a gift, flowers, we’ll think of something). We’ll let your boss know about you.

Review the list of Current chapter volunteer openings and read the job descriptions. To sign up as a volunteer, fill out the Volunteer form.

President’s Message From STC Washington, D.C. – Baltimore Chapter

Greetings STC WDCB Family,

Our hope is that you are finding and improving on ways to face the challenges of the times. We strive to be a positive reinforcement for the importance of a supportive community and thank you for tuning in. Your time spent with us is valued and we are pleased to update you on the events created for your enrichment and enjoyment. In commemoration of Black History Month, we wish you balance, upliftment, love for yourself, love for your neighbor.

For there is always light
If only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.
-Amanda Gorman

Announcements

The Masterclass in TechComm Webinar Speaker Series

Sign up for The MasterClass in TechComm Webinar Speaker Series, which features prominent figures in the technical communication (TechComm) industry offering candid discussion on crucial topics, trends, and skills within our field. Why should you tune in? Because thought and practitioner leaders embark on ways to challenge themselves for refinement, inspiration, and mentorship. Join us!

February 2021

Matt Reiner – Writing Documentation in an Agile Environment
With various agile framework options available, and the agile manifesto itself stating that agile doesn’t value “lengthy documentation,” it’s hard to understand where content creation fits. We will explore this and how agile product development teams can rapidly develop and deliver content alongside their product.
Webinar: Wednesday February 10, 2021 @ 7-8 p.m. ET

<Jack Molisani – TechComm Trivia Night!
Come join us for an evening of networking and fun brain teasers to stretch your techcomm IQ!
Webinar: Wednesday February 17, 2021 @ 7-8 p.m. ET

March 2021

Angela Trenkle – Scientific Technical Writing in the COVID-19 Era
A deep dive of the topic will include the type of skills that scientific writing requires, how to venture into the specialty, and the various types of opportunities that working in this area of expertise can open up for those up for the challenge.
Webinar: Wednesday March 10, 2021 @ 7-8 p.m. ET

April 2021

Sean Stevenson – How to Slay an RFP
Learning how to develop proposals is essential to creating bids to win new business, which is the cornerstone of business development. Come learn how to knock out a response to a request for proposal (RFP).
Webinar: Thursday April 1, 2021 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET

May 2021

Adam Bradley – The Foundation of Technical Illustration

Discover how to determine when your content should be communicated graphically. Learn how to communicate with graphic artists and illustrators with the use of common terminology. Understand what the fundamentals are to create technical graphics in order to effectively instruct authors on what requests to make from graphic specialists.
Webinar: Friday May 28, 2021 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET

Our chapter uses the GoToMeeting platform to host webinars. All registrants will receive the link to the event in their e-ticket. Please download the free GoToMeeting app to attend on your smart device, or attend by pasting the event link into your web browser. If you have any questions, please contact: email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Masterclass in TechComm Podcast

Our January 2021 feature was rescheduled to our February 2021 Episode Starring: Angela Trenkle – Discourse with a Tech Writer Working on Covid-19 Pre-Clinical Trial Work

Listen to a tech writer working in the bioresearch industry, share how her career path led her into pre-clinical trial work for COVID-19 research.

Listen to The MasterClass in TechComm Podcast on Sunday February 28, 2021 @ 8 p.m. ET
This podcast is also offered via the following outlets:

Anchor
Spotify
iTunes

Please subscribe to The MasterClass in TechComm Podcast to support this growing professional development initiative. If you are an active, or a retired technical communicator that would like to be featured on the podcast, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required to discuss.

STC WDCB TechComm Competition

STC Alliance Competition

STC WDCB Chapter joined forces with the STC Alliance Competition team and entry judging is underway! For updates on the entries, award winner selections, and judges, subscribe and check out STC Alliance Competition for details.

STC Alliance Competition – Schedule of Events
November 11, 2020 – STC TechComm Roadshow
December 8, 2020 – Deadline for Judge Entry Forms
January 15, 2021 – Deadline for Entries
January 25, 2021 – Training / Refresher for Judges (virtual)
February 1, 2021- Judging Phase Begins
April 17, 2021 – Consensus Day
April 28, 2021 – Awardees Announced
June – September 2021 – Awarding Conducted

Online Resources

Sign up to Receive Event Notification Emails
1. Go to STC WDCB Events.
2. Scroll down to enter your email address in the Subscribe to New Posts by Email panel.

Our chapter website offers job listings, a LinkedIn network, and much more. View chapter updates via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Networking and Volunteering

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering to network, share your talents, and lend your support.

STC WDCB Chapter Membership

Renew Your STC WDCB Membership
Not only do we want to continue to serve you with professional development events and opportunities to network, we would love for you to give us feedback on our programs and events. We’re also interested in collaborating with you on professional development initiatives and projects, so please email the address below to set up a time to discuss the concept that you have in mind. If you haven’t already, please Renew Your STC Membership for 2021 and allow us to continue serving you by selecting STC WDCB as your home chapter.

Thank you for your energy. We greatly appreciate you.

Kind regards,

Tavia Record
President and Professional Development Director
STC Washington, D.C. – Baltimore Chapter
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